Cardiac troponin and defining myocardial infarction

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Cardiovasc Res. 2021 Jan 17:cvaa331. doi: 10.1093/cvr/cvaa331. Online ahead of print.


The 4th Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction has stimulated considerable debate since its publication in 2018. The intention was to define the types of myocardial injury through the lens of their underpinning pathophysiology. In this review, we discuss how the 4th Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction defines infarction and injury and the necessary pragmatic adjustments that appear in clinical guidelines to maximize triage of real-world patients.

PMID:33458742 | DOI:10.1093/cvr/cvaa331

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